Last October 22-23, 2012, the DSCF and CFB (Core Facility for Bioinformatics) held an echo report of the BGI Bioinformatics Workshop and the JGI Microbial Genomics & Metagenomics Workshop. Mr. David Gonzales and Ms. Marylette Roa facilitated the BGI report, which covered a wide range of bioinformatics techniques to analyze next generation sequencing data. These tools consisted of the BGI developed SOAP tools for mapping, assembly, splice junction detection, variation detection, etc. Ms. Ayi Uy facilitated the JGI report, which included additional bioinformatic analyses plus various microbial genomic topics from handling databases to annotation.